U Barba, an osteria serving traditional Genoese cuisine, is located in Milan’s Via Decembrio, a secluded area currently being redeveloped.
The atmosphere is strictly informal, with salvaged furniture, basil plants, olive trees and an old bocce court outside.
U Barba serves traditional, homemade Genoese cuisine, so that you often get the feeling of being at a friend’s house.
On the menu you’ll find the best Genoese and Ligurian classics, from chickpea, broad bean and salami farinata, to octopus-stuffed anchovies with potatoes.
The handspun trofie, trenette and gnocchi with pesto are a must, as are the pansoti with walnut sauce.
In the summer, the pergola and the bocce court, surrounded by green olives trees, provide a great excuse to relax until late while sipping a glass of wine in this corner of Liguria in Milan.